Car Sharing

  • 2019 Jeep Wrangler

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will kick the tires on three car-sharing and car-subscription services with its Jeep brand beginning at the end of January. The Detroit News reported on two of them on Jan. 16, and Motor Authority discovered the third by reaching out to FCA for further information. According to The Detroit News report, Jeep will launch two pilot services in Boston to test the waters on what consumers would want from a full-scale service. The first is the car-sharing platform, which Jeep calls Peer-to-Peer and will operate with Turo. Turo is a service that allows anyone to rent out...

  • Maven
    GM's Maven car-sharing service to add other brand's vehicles

    General Motors' Maven mobility brand recently launched its foray into the peer-to-peer car sharing business via Peer Cars. But, next year, it won't be just GM vehicles. Vice president of GM Urban Mobility and Maven, Julia Steyn, said Monday the brand's Peer Cars car-sharing service will add non-GM...

  • Volvo launches M mobility brand
    Volvo launching M brand, but this one stands for "mobility"

    Volvo Car Group announced on Wednesday it is launching a new brand, and it's called M. Not to be confused with BMW's legendary M division, Volvo's M brand simply stands for "mobility." M's mission will be to provide "on-demand access" to cars and services through a smartphone application. However...

  • Turo
    Truly keyless entry: Turo Go unlocks registered cars with a smartphone

    Car-sharing service Turo is prepared to take a major step forward in the service's usability. The company announced on Tuesday that it will roll out Turo Go, which will let users unlock cars through their smartphones. Turo Go makes the entire car-sharing process easier by eliminating the need for...

  • Audi On Demand+ launches in Beijing, China
    Audi launches car sharing for high-end customers

    Automakers and brands have begun to look outside the traditional ownership model to expand their business opportunities, and one of the more popular areas of expansion include car sharing services. Audi had previously waded into car sharing with its Audi On Demand service, and now, it's launched a...

  • 2017 Hagerty Teen Drive Golden
    Hagerty launches new car sharing service to rent classic cars

    While much of the automotive industry is focused on future mobility and its many facets, Hagerty is aiming to bring a splash of the modern era to classic cars. The classic car insurance company has announced DriveShare, which takes the concept of renting cars via an on-demand service to vintage...

  • 2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible  -  First Drive

    BMW's Mini division will not only gladly sell you a new car, it will also soon help you rent it out to other people. As part of BMW's ever-expanding ride and car-sharing initiative, Mini owners will be able to opt in to a BMW-run network that would make their cars available to registered members. Mini owners will soon be offered a device that allows users to pay for access to their cars. Similar devices are used for Car2Go and other car-sharing services. DON'T MISS: Jaguar Land Rover gets in on car-sharing craze with InMotion The system will also track Minis to ensure that they are returned...

  • 2016 MINI Clubman
    MINI Confirms Five Core Models, Announces Radical Car Sharing Program

    Coinciding with this week’s unveiling of its new, much more premium second-generation Clubman, MINI made a few additional significant announcements. One of these was confirmation of the oft-mentioned move to a lineup consisting of five core models, which will allow MINI to focus on building...

  • UberCab app
    Google Develops Uber Rival... While Uber Develops Autonomous Car

    If tech companies were celebrity couples, Google and Uber would be among the most popular. Google is one of Uber's biggest investors, and the ridesharing company uses Google Maps to coordinate its services. Both companies are also boosters of self-driving cars. Yet now it seems like Google and Uber...

  • Deadmau5’s ‘Meowclaren’ custom McLaren 650S Spider
    Deadmau5 Does Uber In His New McLaren 650S Spider: Video

    Having given up his famous Nyan Cat-themed Ferrari 458 Italia because of a dispute with Ferrari over the use of his own "Purrari" badges on the car, Canadian DJ Deadmau5 has since switched over to a McLaren. His McLaren of choice is the 650S Spider, which he’s already started modding with...

  • 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
    Blancfleet Launches Uber-Style Car Sharing For The Rich

    Blancfleet's business model of funding supercar rental through pre-reserved slots is already innovative, and makes renting out that dream car surprisingly affordable. Now the firm is extending that to a different service which it calls Mogul—an Uber-style service for a wealthier client. DON'T...

  • 2011 Pagani Huayra
    Blancfleet Aims To Be The Next ZipCar, Add Bugatti And Pagani To Fleet

    If you want to feel like a million dollars for a day, you could do a lot worse than to hit up one of the many companies offering supercars for daily rental. But until now, barely any have actually offered million-dollar cars on their fleets—making Blancfleet's supercar hire business extra...

  • BMW ParkNow service launches in San Francisco

    San Francisco will be the U.S. launch center for two new urban mobility apps from BMW. City mayor Ed Lee, and Dr. Ian Robinson from BMW, announced the new ParkNow and DriveNow apps at a press conference on Monday. ParkNow is a new parking app developed to ease the pain of parking in congested cities by allowing drivers to reserve and pay for a parking space in advance, guaranteeing them a space at their destination. When it launches in September, ParkNow will allow customers to search for parking using the app or website, pay for and reserve a space, before being directed to the parking...

  • 2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
    Verano Turbo, Project 370Z, Audi Digital Rear-view: Car News Headlines

    Buick priced the 2013 Verano Turbo from just a tick under $30,000. At 250 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, and 31 mpg highway, is that a bargain, or a bad bet? Nissan's Project 370Z is complete, and it's a turbocharged, built suspension, big-brake version of the Z car, specced out by fans as a...

  • OnStar partners with RelayRides on peer-to-peer car rentals
    OnStar Partners With RelayRides On Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing: Video

    It’s no secret that, aside from high-dollar collector models, cars are a depreciating asset. Worse, you’re paying for your car even when you’re not using it, which is why peer-to-peer car sharing services like RelayRides are growing in popularity. The concept behind RelayRides is...

  • Car2Go Smart ForTwo in Austin, Texas
    Daimler’s Car2Go Car Sharing Scheme Spreading Across North America

    Daimler’s Car2Go car sharing scheme is expanding in North America after trials in Austin and San Diego, among other locations, proved quite successful. The next locations for the scheme are Miami, Florida, and Calgary and Toronto up in Canada. Car2Go is essentially a car sharing program that...

  • Daimler buys 15 percent of MyTaxi
    Daimler Buys 15 Percent Of MyTaxi, Partner For Car2Go

    German carmaker Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, clearly isn't putting all its eggs in the personal transport basket. Not only did the company start up the well-known Car2Go carsharing service, but Daimler has now bought a 15 percent stake in MyTaxi, an application that...

  • Wheelz
    Wheelz: A Car-Sharing Service For Cash-Strapped Students

    Over the past few years, we've seen a number of startups offer ways for city-dwellers to give up their personal rides and make do with borrowing cars from time to time. Zipcar is perhaps the best example of that trend, functioning less as a rental service and more like a car co-op. But recently...

  • Zimride

    Regular readers will remember Zimride, the carpooling service that works like a social network, matching needy commuters with altruistic drivers. Until recently, Zimride had been a private service, sold to universities and large corporations to help students and employees get where they need to go. On Wednesday, however, Zimride launched its first "promoted" public route for carpooling fans -- and it now offers an easy way for drivers to get their gas money, too. The promoted route is longer than the one most commuters take, but it's definitely well-traveled: the 350-mile route from San...

  • Traffic
    Future Urban Mobility Relies On Real-Time Data Access

    The requirements for travel within the urban environment comes under greater pressure with every passing year. We're already past the point at which more than 50 percent of the world's population live in cities rather than rurally, and it's only set to increase. The Future Urban Mobility (FM)...

  • Volkswagen starts car sharing project “Quicar – Share a Volkswagen” in Hanover
    Three's A Trend: Volkswagen Enters The Ride-Sharing Game

    Today, roughly 50% of the world's population lives in urban environments, and by 2030, the figure is expected to hit 60%. This presents an interesting challenge for automakers: given the hassle of car ownership in cities -- not to mention subways, buses, and other transportation methods available...

  • RelayRides demo
    RelayRides, Like Communism, Works Great On Paper: Video

    Over the past couple of decades, cities across Europe and North America have launched bike-sharing programs. Some have been free and open to anyone, some have required membership, and nearly all have failed miserably. But Shelby Clark thinks he can make sharing work for cars, and his company...

  • BMW using 1-Series and MINI Cooper in DriveNow initiative
    BMW Is No Longer Just An Automaker, It’s A Mobility Provider

    A little over six months ago BMW started trials of a new car-sharing program in its hometown of Munich that allowed virtually anyone to rent one of its cars on an hourly basis, including high-performance models like the M3 and even the M6 range-topper. Dubbed ‘BMW On Demand’, the pilot...

  • EDAG Light Car Sharing Concept
    EDAG Light Car Sharing Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    German engineering and design firm EDAG has rolled out the latest concept in a growing line of design studies based on its ‘Light Car’ philosophy, a fundamental design for cars that are able to communicate with one another via a system of organic LEDs. Back at 2009’s Geneva Motor...

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